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Tony Douangviseth

Tony Douangviseth

For over 20 years, Tony Douangviseth has been organizing for a quality education for impacted youth and families of color. Mr. Douangviseth is the Executive Director of Youth Together, a multiracial leadership and organizing development organization supporting youth and families to create transformative schools and communities in impacted neighborhoods based in Oakland, CA. Tony was a youth leader in Youth Together where he helped organize the One Land One People Youth Center during high school. After college, he returned to Youth Together to support a statewide campaign to provide more resources for impacted students, the Local Control Funding Formula and is currently supporting young people to have more voice in their education.   

Tony Douangviseth
Over 400 high school students walked in unity to the OUSD school board meeting the morning of Monday, March 4th, 2019 following the contract agreement between the teachers union and school district. | Courtesy of Youth Together
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It Takes “The Town” to Fight for a Quality Education: Oakland and The Challenges Ahead for Public Schools

Improving the quality of education in Oakland public schools has been an ongoing uphill battle. In recent months, there have been significant wins, but due budget cuts and the current global pandemic, there are several looming threats.
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